Kale and Apple Smoothie

This has been a week of kale for our family. Kale in salads, kale in soups, and kale in this smoothie. The reason for this is the kale growing in my garden is massive. Little shop of horrors if you will. No to mention the kale is in fierce competition [...]

By |2015-07-07T15:29:11+00:00July 7th, 2015|Drinks, Recipes|

Curried Veggie Noodle and Chickpea Salad

We had a Post Canada Day party on July 4th (yes, Happy 4th to our neighbours south of the border) this year as the weather was less than optimal on July 1 and we were also up north visiting my mom for her 70th birthday which was July 2 (Happy [...]

By |2017-09-20T23:48:05+00:00July 6th, 2015|Recipes, Salads|

Fast Fry Beef and Kale

This meal is so easy and so fast you wonder how it can satisfy your hungry crew. That is precisely the beauty of this dish. I used the kale from my kitchen garden and threw it in a little at a time so some bits were cooked but still a [...]

By |2015-06-30T13:20:01+00:00June 30th, 2015|Dinner, Low Carb, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Mexican White Fish

For many of our family meals I make slight substitutions as I don't eat meat but I do eat fish. This meal was a treat as it was one for all and a quick one for all at that. 30 minutes from start to finish and you can adjust the [...]

By |2017-09-20T23:50:21+00:00June 17th, 2015|Recipes, Seafood, WW Friendly|

Low Carb Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

It has been a rainy couple of days in our neck of the woods so I figured a thick creamy soup and a protein packed sanny on low carb bread was in order. Cauliflower is a humble little bumpy vegetable. Its creamy white flowrettes pack more of a nutritional punch [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:37:28+00:00June 9th, 2015|Recipes, Soup|

Mango Chicken Salad

Mango, chicken and curry seem to be the ultimate pairing. I used the Alphonso Mango which is a seasonal fruit considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavour. Alphonso's voluptuous shape and sunshine-yellow skin reveals succulent saffron-coloured flesh that's smooth [...]

By |2015-06-08T14:40:28+00:00June 8th, 2015|Recipes, Salads|

Lentil-Walnut Loaf

It has been very hot here in Southern Ontario over the last week or so and I have to say this is one of the driest springs I can remember. Normally I would be doing a happy dance but this is the year we laid sod and re-seeded at least [...]

By |2015-05-28T11:35:13+00:00May 28th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Vegan Tex-Mex Casserole

My kids gave me an excellent vegan cook book for Mother's Day and I have been looking forward to trying them out. It can be difficult to find low carb vegan or vegetarian foods as they are all high in carbs because most of the meat alternatives are beans and [...]

By |2015-05-21T10:54:50+00:00May 21st, 2015|Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Cornish Pasty

My husband was born in Manchester, England so I think the desire to eat English style pub foods pumps through his veins. The only thing with traditional pub grub is that it is generally high in fat, carbs and salt. Although I did use a traditional pie crust (I used [...]

By |2017-09-21T00:01:30+00:00May 20th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes|

Ricotta and Egg on Low Carb Sprouted Bread

Lunches can be a bit of a challenge when you are on a low carb diet, what ever the reason may be. We were lucky enough to come across the Ezekiel Sprouted Flax bread which is only 10g net carbs per slice and considering it is a sprouted bread it [...]

By |2017-07-12T00:32:11+00:00April 29th, 2015|Lunch, Recipes|